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Lubbock County Democrats look forward + Atheists want to pray publicly in Lubbock
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And as always telling your friends, that's what we rely on here. Just friend the friend and word of mouth on other side at Texas wherever listen from. We appreciate you tuning in as we broadcast live on AM five eighty Lubbock. The most listened to platform in the region, perhaps the state whenever you count for all you guys who tune into our podcast pre sheets doing that. I'm your host Jay west Texas Leeson rolling along here from the racer car wash studios. Racer car wash voted love expense wash for five years running. Stop into one of five convenient locations for the best wash around voted the best wash around. Bob years in hub city, guaranteed racer wash dot com. Like coming up in this program. It's going to be a conversation Thursday, John Gibson, who is chairman of the Lubbock county Democratic Party gonna be joining us. What's the way forward? A lot of folks who are interested in listening to that is in John Gibson in studio. Get him just a moment. But here's one where we when the kickoff today, the atheists in the city of Lubbock gonna give the invocation. On Thursday night at the Lubbock city council meeting. This from Casey be d Lubbock read some stories. I like kacie b slant the best because it sets me up to hit some T-ball home runs here on the program. Dateline Lubbock, the Lubbock city council agenda Garner's some attention at times. But this week. It's not for what's on the agenda tool. Be speaking during the usual time of prayer known as the invocation. It was announced last fall at a local atheist group would be given would be giving the invocation sometime in January of this year. And now is set in stone that members of the atheist community of Lubbock that's an official group. I've not looked up on Facebook. But it's the atheist community. A Lubbock will be speaking before the city council. Members this Thursday. He'll be led by their communications in public relations director, Tracy benefit. Now, let me go out on a on a branch here in say, I bet she doesn't get paid very much as I say about liberals in the city Lubbock the chairman in studio may disagree with me more aborigines in Lubbock than there are real liberals. And I would think even the less atheists in Lubbock, but Tracy benefit to do the invocation. Quote. We know there's a lot of people in our group who have lost everything when they come out as atheists. So we want to de stigmatize what it means to be atheists said benefit benefits said she will use the time to invoke ideas, invoke invocation. Invoke ideas. Quote, we are most mostly going to be talking about how we need to come together. As a city, we are the friendliest city in America eight that's what's on the billboards can't descru- Benfield there. We need to think about every minority in Lubbock in thinking about how we can work together. So. So every minority is being carried under the banner of the atheists getting the I don't know what how minorities I'm sure if I reached out to a few of them. They would have a problem with being represented by the eighth easiest, but that's what benefits says we need to be thinking about every minority in Lubbock and thinking about how we can work together. The option of having an atheist give the invocation was announced back in the fall. This has had mixed reaction. Now, listen, it was announced back in the fall that the option would be open. I think. In call me whenever you may. But I think the con- the constitution of these United States gives that option I think that that was announced like way back in the eighteenth century that that option would be open quote. It doesn't really stick within the definition of an indication because it is calling to someone else. If you don't believe there is someone else than you're speaking into the air said Jeff MC Reich, pastor of wrought city church. Jeff mcbride. Following local politics as I do fancies himself on being a political thorny on all things. God centered MC right saying that they're just going to speak into mid air. But I don't know how wrong he is there than I wanna read the rest of this. And we'll break it down benefit explained that an invocation doesn't always mean. Prayer quote. Most people are familiar with a prayer being an invocation, but in invocation doesn't mean prayer those words aren't synonymous an invocation simply means to ask someone or something for help mayor Dan pope emits, it was even a little confusing for him. Quote, first question was I really don't understand who atheists pray to but the more I looked into it. My intuition is that constitution protected their rights in the end. He hopes the community finds a way to accept it quote. I think part of west Texas of part of the west Texas value system is that we are not judgmental. We take care of our neighbor. And we love our neighbor, whatever they may believe they Theus community of Lubbock will give the invocation coming up on Thursday, forty eight hours from where we broadcast live here. Thursday at five fifteen pm couple of things to riff on here. As I look through all this. I don't think that benefit is wrong. I think that she is right in that in imitation means to ask someone or something for help. That's intrinsically what an invocation is to beseech or invoke someone or something for assistance or thority. But. An atheist which means a non theorist someone who doesn't believe in something higher than they must be praying for ideals or principles or whatever the case might be. I know a lot of people who treat treat the constitution. As though were God that they're praying to thing or something not someone, and you know, listen, I'm pretty devout guy. I've got my shingle on the wall. I'm. I've done my theology degree in its Wesleyan, by the way. Methodists Wesleyan, but more Wesleyan Methodist, I don't wanna get into the weeds there. But I sat through a lot of public prayers in gotta tell you. I mean, just being honest with you raven on with you. I hear a lot of public prayers and lots of times, I'm holding my hand my head and my hands in ring among thumbs. Because once you get into public prayers, you get into the weeds of the Olivetti, and is as a Wesleyan as somebody who's trinitaria n- if we're gonna do prayers in this country. You know, I don't believe that the country was founded as a Christian nation. I think it was founded by people who had here to Christian principles, but Yay. Get in the public prayers. I think that there's a reason why we stopped doing it. Because I've heard a lot of good Baptist kids give a prayer before the football game. But, you know, also heard in those Baptists kids prayers is a lot of adoption ISM subordination ISM monarchism. And if you don't know what any of those 'isms are just go Google them. For me. The belief is. That you've got three persons of one substance in that's trinitaria, Missouri. That's the nice seeing creed. Those are the classical creeds, but you can hear a lot of prayers in here that Jesus the son of God is something other than the father of God in that creates a problem in. So I was talking to a the earlier who said no is there a law that says you can't have more than two invocations like maybe we can back up the atheists here in have our own invocation. I don't think that there is a log ins that. But how many people do you want giving invocations at a public meeting where all you want to get done is just the agenda that to me is the issue is. Well, okay. So you're going to have atheist prey than the Mormons prey, then the Jehovah's Witness pray, and then a Catholic pray and then the Baptist. Pray just to make sure that you get it all covered over. I don't blame the love, and I don't understand the voter cycles. And this is something that Ross. Ramsey our friend from the texts Tarim talks about I don't understand why there's not a bigger uproar about this. But the same time I'm glad there's not an uproar about this. Because nobody wants to go to a city council meeting and listen through thirty minutes of invocations. I don't for atheists. This is what I will say this the old far side cartoon to fleas. Standing somewhere one standing up against the follicle a hair follicle that looks like a big palm tree trunk coming out of the body of something. In one flea looks at the other fleeing and says, so he really believe there's a a dog in. That's what I think I think it takes a lot of faith to be an atheist, and whatever they might say, whatever they might invoke. I'm sure that they're going to invoke principles in for us to have the the better graces of one another. I'm sure that's the route that they're going to go but new day in Lubbock county in the city of Lubbock that eighty eight Theus get the invocation to invoke something or someone for assistance or authority look forward to hearing what they have to say, they're at the Lubbock city council. Somebody else who had looking forward to what they had to say. John gibson. He is Lubbock county Democratic Party chairman. We're gonna have a good conversation coming up those you who younger like I am wondering what's happened in two thousand eighteen is there even the possibility of viable two party system in Lubbock in the surrounding area. John Gibson, somebody good to talk to about that. We'll be in with John gives about ninety seconds from now stick with us right here on the other side of Texas will get him John. What? Some. The Jags all the stars up in the sky. So. In studio with us. We have John Gibson in. He is the Lubbock county democratic chairman preciado him making time to come out with us here. John gibson. Your your debut here on the show, tell us how your I'm doing good. I was on the road yesterday. And I missed your show has Daniel the millennial gut near the new digital studio. Or is he he's working on his working on? It is em- process right now some things to do in and out. Appreciate you checking on the progress of the show Daniel is in process, and if he's listening let that be motivation to Daniel that listeners are wondering what your progress is you got the ipad over there. Yeah. I need some the second generation. I have no third. I have no idea. I think it's the second. Yeah. I'm terrible with names. And so it helps if I've got notes. Yeah. You got twelve inch. That's when I run the program off of okay? Yeah. Got mon. But I got it in the a defender there. There by author box because I don't have young children or you don't have young children. I do so. Okay. So there there's a point of mutual concern. John weather people going to do let me give you my breakdown. My breakdown is that in you, disagree with me as you may. I think if Beddoe Rourke had not taken some unprompted unnecessary stances. He could have become the next you Senator now people read into in because he lost by less than three points. If he hadn't taken the stand that he did on the flag and kneeling at the flag. Then I think that he could had a lot more people come his way. But that was easy Pickens. Ted Cruz ran as ruthlessly in west Texas in rural regions of west Texas during Sunday night football, Monday night football of a a veteran who. Lost his legs stand for me. Stand. For me took a lot of cues that made me wonder is running for president as a run running for Senate. But we're guardless of that he still lost by less than three percent. I would think that as a chairman of an I'm just gonna say, you're chairman of the eleventh largest county in Texas. What your folks feel like in what you alike is the way forward, they're given the progress unprecedented progress since the state went Republican well first off I think there's a difference between what Beto did. And what some of our local candidates did. I mean, we gotta be honest locally. We didn't do probably as well as we would have wanted to given the fact that but oh made the showing he made you talked about Beddoes success or lack thereof barely missing out. I don't think there's ever any one thing that causes a politician to lose an election. There's usually multiple factors. I have complained some about this with respect to bed. Oh, I think that had he done what what's called the hero's journey. You do hauteur and fifty four county tour and got all these different counties. And then you come out of it, a new person you come out of it. And you say, well, I visited the cotton farmers in lamesa. And I learned this about. About this. And so now, here's my new policy point on this or I went to the timber farms and east, Texas, the sawmills, or whatever you come out of that. And you change your policies somewhat. You don't have to change a great deal, but you change somewhat that would have been beneficial. I don't think the the whole standing for the flag, and that sort of thing, I think that that would have cost him votes on the democratic side had he changed positions on something like that. But the chain. That's my question though. Joe that's just he didn't change. No. He took an unprompted stance. Right. And it it excited a lot of people. I don't think you can fault him for that. I think there's there's a lot of people on our side that were really invigorated by his stance. But I'm saying that had he gone and taking a taken a stance after doing his two hundred fifty four county tour where he says okay now, for instance, I'm gonna go ahead and vote for the farm Bill, even though the rest of democratic colleagues aren't vote for the farm Bill, for instance, that might have gotten him some. Or favorite west, Texas, didn't right? But he didn't. That's what I'm saying. Okay. You know, there's things like that. There's things like I know that millennials like to drop f bombs right and left, and it's cool for a millennial to do that sort of thing. But you know, it doesn't cost you votes to clean up your language. You don't lose anything. But you see that more as a liability to him than the flag stands prompted when you're only talking about losing by three percent. Every little thing counts. You know, you're talking about something with the flag that might have been a a a it's one of the things that you're gonna make a break you, and I don't think you're gonna get a whole bunch of Republicans to go and say, oh, you know, what I'm gonna vote for Beto. Because now he's or because he's taking a position with the fruits of the flag that I like that's the hard core. Okay. You're talking about the interest people. I think for the interest people you get some little a lady in Arlington, Texas, for instance, who's about. To be in a nursing home. And she hears this drop an f-bomb. She may like him. She may go boy, he looks like like, you know, Bobby Kennedy, and I like that guy. But then he says something that offends her will then she's not gonna vote for it or maybe post. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. Pose? And and that's just sit you got west of I thirty five where he struggled. I think there are some people within the Democratic Party who look at it and go, well, he didn't get enough Hispanics out. Well, okay. Yeah. That may be one factor too. There are all kinds of different things that could put him over that three percent fresh oil. No, no one single factor. Did it for him? But there are a number of things could have tweet. My view is Hettie tweaked that children fit four county tour and heady cleaned up his language a bit. It would have helped me to make the case for him with with my contact with the people that I regard well in the circles that I run if you've got somebody who's out there dropping f bombs it gets really really hard to go to church and say, hey, this is this is the guy you need to be supporting people are turned off by that. Even though they may like the message, even though they may like a lot of the things he saying it's hard to get over things like that. Yeah. So John Gibson who is the Lubbock county Democratic Party chair. He came in this role. How John e been here since ninety three. So a lot of millennials. You could say I've been here longer than you've been alive. Yeah. But you came in. Roll hal. I sometimes question that myself. I have always been politically active in the sense that in the local people here know this. I was the youngest person ever elected to a countywide office in the Harris County GOP Harris County Republican party that was back when I was in college, my wife, and I were married at the time. When did you get elected to I was the I was on the candidate selection committee. Okay. So like, we've got this guy that we recruited run for district judge there in Harris County that he went on to become attorney general, and and you may know him, Greg Abbott. He's now in the governor's office. You know, that's one of our recruits Ted POE who was recruited for run for judge. And then he was congressman Dan Crenshaw just took his place. I think I'm I'm terrible with names in Crenshaw thinks dozen the patch cabbage. Anyway, did that head sort of a falling out in the sense that? It's the same thing everywhere. I think with the GOP too far to the right? They get a little bit. Theocratic all or you know, you get into these kinds of things where it's just pretty hateful and ugly. And I didn't like that. Anyway, came up here for law school American meal, shoe gal, and she insisted that we come here for law school and bought a house. And so that tied to Lubbock to where I wasn't going to leave and my wife has happy with that. And then in the meantime, I really wasn't really excited about the Republican party here in town because it seemed to be the same way what I'd encountered in Houston and was voting democrat democratic because that was where my values seem to be going. And then over the years, I've just been more and more to the point where I felt like I really needed to take more of an active role in the political process, and excuse me, I got involved the Lubbock Democratic Party. And like I said, they sort of know my background. And so everybody knows that. I'm something of a centrist when it comes to comes to democratic values and principles and whatnot. And and the party faithful here elected me chairman. So that's how you got here. Yeah. So here, so I wanna do only take a quick break. And then I wanna get him with you on what the way forward is. We've just talked about Beddoe in his imprint and the sort of gains that were made gains that and maybe disagree with me gains throughout the state, especially in suburban and urban areas, but not felt here. So maybe in suburban and urban areas they feel like it's best to go further into. Democratic platform dogma, but can Lubbock do the same in still get some results will give them with John Gibson on that is he takes drink water. We get into the break. You're listening to other side of Texas about ninety seconds. We'll be right back with you KRLD. Love. Do the sound. Jones. Fans knew. Have on the air with us. John Gibson who is the Lubbock county Democratic Party chairman people take offense to. Democrats being called democratic they to say, the Lubbock county democrat party talked to us about parlance there. I have no idea where that comes from people. Tell me that Rush Limbaugh is the one that started that I'm old enough. I remember the world before Rush Limbaugh. And and back whenever I was in college, the professors would complain about that sort of thing. I don't I really complain that it should be called democratic or democrat both. Okay. Because unlike what a lot of Republicans believe when you go to college, and you're in the political science department. They aren't all raving liberals, you've got conservatives in the political science departments to and I would have conservative professors that would insist that you call it democrat, and I'd have liberal professors, call it democratic you insist on just whatever comes out of my mouth grad democratic I get some of my some people will will correct me at times because I happen to make the mistake of saying. Democrat at times, but democratic Democratic Party. I I don't say democrat party at that sounds kind of silly. I would say Democratic Party. I mean, but it's it's semantic quibbles. I don't I don't get caught up in those kinds of games. Yeah. Okay. So I tried to get you caught up in that game. But you stiff arm there, John Gibson. But you are an attorney sure. Yep. Okay. What do you practice worker's comp? Okay. So guys mostly guys getting injured out in the oilfield. I've got an office. No Desa, and I spent a lot of time out. No Desa, but I love Lubbock. And this is where we raised our family, and this is where I wanna live. But yeah, the injuries the work is out in out in the oilfield. So so, but also you run out of DFW as well from time to time. Yeah, I've got an office in Fort Worth too. So okay. That to say, we don't have just some schlumpy sittin here. You know, it's not like it's not like there's a guy who just ran for Democratic Party chair who doesn't really do anything. I mean, you're an accomplish your accomplished within your profession. I'm. I'm blessed to have good clients that have given me some good cases and had some good success with that. So what's the way forward? John. Are we going to see the Democratic Party because you know, I say this all time we rave on in the program in always say, I'm non adherent. I'm not a devout adherent, I vote Republican, but I'm not a devout adherent to either party. And I think a lot of people listening program. I'm thirty nine people who are younger than me who if we go through and we look at the demographics and who's listening to the podcast. I think it'll show that the not devout adherents either in. I think a lot of people are wondering what this Lubbock county Republican party do. Now, we can critique Beto all day long. But in day moss by less than three points. Does the Lubbock county Democratic Party look that is cute run further to the left. Or run more to the middle. You know, I don't know with respect to the state party. I can tell you that here locally. I think that one of the reasons why I got elected was because I am more of a moderate. And I think that we were elected win. I think June. I think okay. So this is before all the November hullabaloo area. Yeah. But anyway, yeah. Here. Locally the problem that we have is. We've got thirty percent versus seventy percents. I mean, that's just the fact and we can slowly over time road that thirty percent or erode the seventy percent and gain numbers off the thirty percent. But what the Democratic Party here is primarily right now as a watchdog for the Republicans. And so yeah, I want to see my Republican legislators do well because I live in this community. And I like you I'm somebody who believes in the politics of place, and I want my Republican legislators to have success for the south plains. You know, Bob Duncan. I know Bob Duncan. He's a he's a good guy thought he did a really really good job state Senator is pointed at his campaign side. Yeah, you've got you've gotta sign here. There were times when I disagreed with what Senator Dunkin might have have, you know, legislated. However, I appreciated the fact that he was a statesman. We have local politicians that I don't believe are in the same class as Robert Duncan. And so therefore, it is the it is incumbent upon the local Democratic Party to hold our politicians feet to the fire and say, look when you go to a league of women voters breakfast, and you say that we don't really need to pay attention to renewable energy, for instance, when for crying out loud who said that. One of our one of our three put it that. Okay. One of our three said, we don't need to be paying attention to renewable energy fossil fuels is is where we're going to focus our attention. Okay. That's fine. But that's that's just. That stupid. I mean, Lubbock has more sunshine and more wind than probably anywhere else in the country. And why are we not going to go and pay attention to renewable energy in this area? The reason why that's important is tucked any millennial, and they're going to tell you man, my future's at stake. You people aren't paying attention to global warming and my future's at stake. And I wanna party that pays attention to environmental issues. Well, democratic party's gonna be paying attention to that. And but here locally, we're going to be holding our local politicians accountable win. They don't engage in that politics. A place, for instance, and pay attention to renewable energy here. Fossil fuels. You know, if you're down in Odessa fossil fuels are important fossil fuels aren't important in Lubbock county. That's we're the we're the pump jacks going low accounting. You don't see any what you do see your win meals, and we need to be paying attention to renewable energy here in this county. So anyway, like, I say. And I think that one primary function that we need to be engaged in is holding our legislators feet to the fire and making sure that they are engaged in politics place. The other thing is is I'm a generation xer. I'm assuming you are to somewhere in the. You know, my generation is nothing more than a placeholder for the next generation the millennials are gonna come along. And what we're seeing you. You had the the professor from tech last week that was talking about southern politics. He didn't talk about generational politics. And we were in the middle of a generational shift. Where a lot of new issues are coming up with millennials that need to be addressed. And one of the things that we need to be doing here. Locally is we need to be recruiting good candidates candidates. That are have character charisma, and competency, you might have seen Claire mccaskill have the interview on. I think it was dateline couple months ago where it was like the exit interview. And and a lot of the people in Democratic Party were pooh-pooh in her responses because she's more of a conservative democrat, and she was complaining about the Democratic Party saying we pay attention too much to identity politics, which I would agree. We do we need to get away from identity politics guards. What in what regards? Do we pay too much attention identity politics? Just speaking personally and not on behalf of the party. I was a supporter of injury white. I thought it was silly for the for the powers that be done in Austin to look at the at the ticket and go. Wow, we got a bunch of white, you know, bunch of white man on the ticket. We need to go out and get somebody who isn't a white male. Well, you know, we saw what happened with Luba Valdez just got a bum. Steer ward him, the texts monthly round of the poorest run campaigns. But still within thirteen points, and I will concur with you there chairman why? Still within thirteen points. She still came within thirteen points at sixteen points. Well, no, I mean, she got trounced by thirteen points, L K. Well compared to Wendy Davis. It's pretty good. I mean, that's my standard there. That's a last serious quote unquote serious candidate. And I appreciate you corrected me. But but again what we're talking about there. If we're talking about the entity politics run campaign. He even ran ads from this radio. They never asked me for permission. But they ran ads. Yeah. My show about what a disaster. She was right. No. I saw the ads. No. But that shit that was identity politics get away from the identity politics. Let's get character, competency, and charisma. Let's get candidates that have those characteristics. And who cares if they're black white Christian, Muslim, Brown, Latino, whatever whatever is praying. At the Lubbock county or Lubbock sitting, you know, if they got character charisma incompetence more power to them. Let's get them regardless of their gender. Any of that kind of stuff? We need candidates that have those qualities, and so part of what I have to do is is I have to identify those people in our community that have those qualities that also have the same values that we have in the Democratic Party, and we need to you know, we need to be encouraging those people to get involved and growing those people within the democrat. So you just said you personally speaking is that not a feeling within the the mainstream of the Lubbock county Democratic Party. No, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that I'm giving my personal opinions. And I'm not speaking on behalf of the of the party proper. You've had meetings since the election. Sure is that a fair sampling of what you're saying. No, that's that's my. Personal tirade that. I just went on. Yeah. That's not. So then I would think you as chairman or saying, hey, guys, we've got to begin to appeal to the middle. We have an opportunity here. And maybe that is or is not being hurt. Lubbock is a very unique place. It's it's it's a. Lubbock presents a number of challenges. We had one candidate in the last election who was dyed in the wool Bernie Sanders. Democrat we had another candidate who was more of a Jon tester much more conservative democratic candidate. Our are Bernie Sanders candidate lost forty percent to sixty percent are Jon tester style candidate lost twenty five percent to seventy five percents. But to be fair. Yeah. That wasn't just you're Bernie Sanders was in Lubbock, right? Your tester was in seven different counties. One of which was Lubbock county in that just a sliver. But the thing is is when you talk to the when you talk to the party faithful and party faithful are always the people who are going to be all the hold on. Let me just because what we're talking about his drew Landry right now. Okay. The tests candidate, right and everybody knows that that district is takes tech terrorists in it. Takes six rural counties to devastate. Right tech terraces in everybody knows anything about Lubbock. He might be listening. Suddenly tech terrorists. A lot of tech administration. A lot of tech professors much more nuanced area in just two. It's like a peace symbol. It comes down nineteenth university to Indiana intakes out like a peace symbol out on the south loop. And then takes in three counties to the west three counties to the east, right, but okay that for context go ahead to me if I'm. Lubbock county democrat. I'm not looking at sixty percent versus seventy seven because those districts are weighted in in a fashion that don't lead to the sumptious that might be being made. Well, I think that some people in Lubbock might look at this and say well are Bernie Sanders. Style candidates did so much better that where the party needs to go. I would argue that. Instead, we need to be looking at Beddoe and look at how Beto did statewide, and we need to be saying that here within the rural metropolis of of Lubbock we need to be fashioning a candidate that can win locally more in the style of a better Rourke, then perhaps a Bernie Sanders or Octavio always want call her Octavio detail because huge Houston Astros fan and Octavio doto tell with Astro. We'll see what whatever. I o c. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So anyway, but yeah, I would like to see us move in more of a of a moderate direction. I don't think there's any secret to that. But at the same time, I do see why there are people in within my party that are more of the far end on the left. You know, a lot of people have been getting left out in this economy and. And even then it just like, I'm literally rolling my fingers through my hair is say this. Yes, you're my head saying there are classical democratic issues public education agriculture. Yeah. Medical access to health care. Right. The classical that you could run on run on strongly unabashedly in leave the Cussing to the side leaves the flag kneeling to the side and gain a larger audience. I one hundred percent agree with that get anything else we need to get in with you how I mean. I could talk to you about politics for hours. But but no there's nothing you'd have to miss a couple of your commercial breaks or something we can with. So how often do you guys meet in? If people are interested in joining in with the Lubbock county democratic process how. How can they do? So well with any to do is they need to go to our website or you can find us on Facebook Lubbock Democratic Party on Facebook. And just messages, that's easiest way we meet quarterly, plus a few more meetings throughout the year. In fact, we've got a meeting next Tuesday at seven o'clock if anybody wants to show up it's over the Democratic Party headquarters is over behind target on the south loop useless there in the little office park. That's there. So just cross to the south from the science spectrum right right right directly behind the science spectrum and fifty s fifty yard line. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Well, John Gibson. I appreciate you coming out and fill in some difficult questions. I wouldn't expect less from you. But I appreciate you doing that. Thanks for having me. I think that you're willing to talk about issues in ways that others aren't in. We appreciate your time going to get into a quick break here. About ninety seconds. Get back with you here on the other side of Texas close out the program tell you what's going on the rest of the week cliff Kingsbury gonna be head coach of the Zona. Cardinals was is happening get in with that and more as we roll along here on your other side. Yes. Agreeing though. Great conversation there with John Gibson Lubbock county Democratic Party. He is not a crazy, which is why he makes an appearance on the program and just hear the guy out in if you're about place above party in the wanna know what's going on John Gibson's. Good guy. Preciado him come in. And quite frankly, taking some fastballs. I appreciate him VM willing to do that in. If there are people within the Lubbock county Republican party dwindling and membership. I'm glad for them to come on as well. Help them glad to help them with their membership. I know that I know that the Lubbock county Republican parties like in full fledge moderating force, and maybe their pride isn't so bad that they can come on the program and have talk about why people all of a sudden they're talking about place in while. They're talking about fiber fuel in. And the food in just glad to have yawned because the old sticking points old talking points aren't working any longer the segment brought to you by Lubbock foul room, providing safe and secure documents storage to Lubbock and the surrounding area since nineteen ninety two for free and hassle free estimate. Give Lubbock foul room, a call Lubbock foul room dot com. Eight oh, six seven four four seven six six six today. Today, the Texas house names Dennis bond and new speaker on opening day this from the Texas Tribune. Gray fog descended on awesome Tuesday morning, but the scene inside the Texas capital was one of colorful festivities to Mark the first day of the eighty six biennial legislative session. Give props were there. Do this is Cassandra Pollick? Edger welcomers Walters. Excuse me. Alec Samuels ima Plata f- there at the texts Tribune amd, perhaps the heartiest celebration took place in the Texas house where lawmakers walked in hollered after the and unanimous election of state Representative despondent as speaker. Baden's election marks new era of leadership in the lower chamber for the first time in a decade, the Angleton Republican. In that's important Angleton. Because now the big state the big three are from the Houston proximity. The Lieutenant governor the governor and the speaker of the house Angleton Republican replaced. Former house speaker Joe Straus who announced in October two thousand seventeen they would not seek reelection. Strauss's San Antonio Republican was elected in two thousand nine held record tying five terms in the house is top seat. Five terms in tying. With mabul. We hear me pound Muhart. Pete laney. Whereas Strauss was known as a mild mannered leader Bonnin has developed more of a combatants reputation in the house. He seemed to lean into that perception in his remarks never seen the use in sugar coating things, I am a direct. I am direct in. I am problem-solver while makers praised his leadership ability in a series of speeches preceding, the vote state Representative Sephora Neha Thompson, a Houston democrat with forty five years of experience in the house juris standing ovation for her remarks enrich, she said Bonnin quote. As learned the ins and outs of the Texas house as well as anyone I've ever served. The new speaker pledge to keep the Texas legislature from getting quote caught up in things that don't lend to real results in quote, hashtag bathroom Bill. He named public school. Funding is his top priority. In addition to school safety, combating, human trafficking and reforming property tax collection. He went so far as to replace the drinking cups in the house members lounge with one's reading quote. School finance reform colon the time is now in quote, you'll be reminded that every day bond and said bonds election was hardly a surprise. He was announced here. He first announced he had the votes become the next leader of the lower chamber in November working behind the scenes to assemble the transition team into our staff to assume the speaker's office in closing remarks after asking for unity amongst house members. He gave a tearful tribute to his father recalling some advice from the elder Bonnin who passed away in two thousand seventeen let's be sure when we adjourn Sanni die. That's the last day of the legislature. We leave this house and the state better than we found it. There's a saying we have in Texas is Texas goes so goes the nation. Governor Greg Abbott praised him. And then there were other scenes in the Texas Senate, which were less important, shall I say in not of course, they were important but less newsworthy as what went on the Texas house. I wanna go on record in say, I'm rooting for Guinness Bonnin mall accounts rate, man, great leader. And may he give his members in that let in that branch on that floor the ability to vote their districts in may they both their districts ever, boldly, not for political favor, not four getting points on scorecards, but doing better made they to tag onto Dennis bond and leave their districts of better place in they found them may they do just that eight. Tomorrow on the program. We've got Ross Ramsey. He's going to cover all the scenes and sites from today. Also, our friend might bazaar. Did you know that they're putting Amazon Alexa and toilets now not into Elit, but toilets said are quipped with Alexa. This is one other nations hate us in. It's why we're so great. We're gonna get into that with Mike bazaar into the scenes and sites from today with our friend. Ross Ramsey going into Thursday and Friday medicinal marijuana discussion with Brandon Darby as well. As on Friday. We're gonna get into some rural populism if you've not seen just Google Tucker Carlson monologue, and you're going to hear him talk. Give critique of the establishment Rockefeller in Republicans with whom against whom I revolt daily on this program. And I thought that good monologue. Don't agree with all of it. But agree with a great bit of it. There from Tucker Carlson, and you can find it there as you Google it. We're going to be playing some sound clips from it coming up on Friday. But for now God to get home gonna get home. Great family above average dinner going to watch us some red raiders tonight in excited to do just that number eight taking on Oklahoma Braschi eight you listening to the program. 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Do this just for you, a great privilege to be with you here on the other side of Texas grin ear to ear to be with you here on the other side. Broadcasting from studios were buddy, Holly became famous J, west Texas Leeson here in this highly esteemed, greatly listen to program. Thank you for making the part making that to be the fact I should say sitting here in the race car wash studios. Racer car wash voted love expense wash for five years running. Stop in two one of five convenient locations across subsidy for the best wash around guaranteed racer car wash dot com. We do have today a special treat for you. We've got our friend coach PO Silas poli, but we're gonna say coach. Oh Caesar from here on out. We've been friends a longtime like half our lives at least the better part of half of our left. Yeah. Through two different almost two completely different chapters. It's like two different lives. But here we are still Rippin the same tunes, quite the conundrum. Yeah, you're from where Lubbock born and raised right here. Really? Where'd you go to school Lubbock Cooper? Yo you did where you coach. Now. That's where I coach now flashes hand across a shirt yet. And. Just you're going to be with us for the hour. We're gonna sit here we're in a place, a master debaters. We're going to get our friend, Mike bazaar on bizarre solutions talk to us about some technology that we need to be aware of some problems. Essentially, what he's going to say is we all need to quitter Facebook's because everything's going to hell on Facebook. And then bring in some other things as well as we roll along here. Your thoughts on the text line eight six six four five fifty eight hundred is we do roll long, but even coaching for how long now I'm into my sixth year. Yeah, it's crazy to think about, but I spent a year at Coronado, and I've been Laura Bush middle school the last five years, which means I get to work pretty closely with Lubbock Cooper high school. Yeah. And are your coach on staff with the with the high school team? Not no, I'm primarily my responsibilities are with Laura Bush and then. The football staff at Lubbock Cooper, who you lead, dodgeball, Laura. Bush pretty much, and then you go work with coaching staff at Lubbock Cooper high. That's probably the fun Florida in Lubbock Cooper, go. I'll we made it to the state quarterfinals this year man, yet furthest they've ever incenting in five and his father small five right now. Yeah. You know, they small three whenever you know, back in eighty two back when a rousing is. Yeah. It was just how how I left it on seven, but that's not the same anymore, but you have thirteen win season. I was the most wins in school history in eighty two years of school history. So it was pretty historic ear. Yeah. Really proud of those. Oh, good. I coached PO as we go along you'll you'll begin to understand why we have coach PO on the program is we roll along illicit. We got this new studio got some questions about this. And I've just texted. Daniel the digital guru who works for other side at Texas to call in about I guess ten minutes. Give us a report on the new studio that we've got for you guys putting together a new studio. We're going to be doing some Facebook lives. We're going to be doing all the interesting content on new really expensive equipment and glad that you've made that a possibility for us to go buy that expensive equipment as well. You know, I was thinking today about prairie populism as always do and yell. We're gonna some coach news coming up where I got some new stories we need to discuss. Okay. We'll get into those as well. But no, I got an Email from our friends Steve Arete, and this what makes me I cannot conform. One hundred percent either part. I honestly. A more line with the Republican platform, but I can understand why our ancestors weren't. Yeah. If I can say it that way. But also on the the democratic platform in I've got to get somebody in from the Lubbock county Democratic Party, tell me what's going on that. Now, the party's just gonna go left when if they went more towards the center, they might pick up a few more votes, especially within our age demographic and younger if you just eased up on all the identity groups in to stuck up for the middle class. I think you might have a better hearing. Yeah. I I mean, I think actually Kanda did what you said you were gonna do in just follow through with it. And maybe maybe pump the brakes a little bit on the crazy stuff. That's right. And then maybe represent the middle class. Maybe that should be like, your platinum and that base in. And then attach different groups to that. There's certainly a lot of votes coming out of that group. Yeah. Votes coming up in my the way, I really do believe. I'm going to get back to to my friends Email, but I really do believe that there were Rourke would be the strongest antidote to Donald Trump. And that's for somebody who voted for Donald Trump in the primary, and the general, but I could for see a scenario where better Rourke rolls his eyes at Donald Trump in a lot of America resonates with that is he's like the I mean, I don't want to downplay them or anything like that. But he's like the new boy band that came along that everybody falls in love with and that he's there, and it's like they enjoy somewhere between boy band and JFK, I guess so and and I think that appears to be pretty genuine and what he's saying. And makes no qualms about skeletons in his closet and. Yeah, which and that's why I say, I think he may be the strongest in the field because I see Hooghly on Castro. Oh being super offended by Donald Trump. And then all of us being like, do you can't be super offended? You gotta punch back. And then Elizabeth Warren is just gonna get worn out by Donald Trump. Like, did you see Donald Trump's tweet today where he is? It's an Elizabeth Warren twenty twenty nine and he put a one in a back slash in t h one twenty twentieth. Right. She's really get worn out by him so much, and you know, you did you see your Instagram video that she posted the other day about trying to drink and beer in the kitchen. Yes, it looked so posed I mean, Well, I I don't know. This is where I sit back to my friends Email Steve read where big government big government has its way than it. Doesn't represent the greatest population the general welfare with big. Corporations circa like early nineteen hundreds Nelson Rockefeller gate on the other side of that is big government will not serve the general welfare. And so there's those folks in between, and that's a lot of rural listeners that have to digest between what's best whenever you put up big government versus big corporations in there has to be middle ground in. I really believe that that's what we're beginning to see. I talked to yesterday about how the compass is broken in two like what is the true north right now and people don't know. And I think it's really just people who vote their place in both their districts and want to see their places. Do what's best and you go from there? Because one thing I didn't mention yesterday is so much as what's taken as conservative today does anything but conserve these regions conserve rural west, Texas. How does it do that in? My next said this yesterday, my next piece in the Lubbock avalanche journal. I'm working on my next or the one following wherever happened a rural legislation, whatever happened to putting up some rural infrastructure bills were those in state and federal government. I don't see them. I see the farm Bill, but I don't see him otherwise rye, and it's a great time fort in Texas because the suburbs have tinged blue. Yep. In those who vote blue or awfully sympathetic to that kind of policy up. Yeah. We're gonna get Daniel the the digital millennial on and he's gonna give us a status report of what's going on with the new studio. We're gonna get into some coach pony news. We're going to get into some technology, and we're also going to play masturbaters you stay right where you are right here from studios Ravelli, Holly became famous be back in about. Ninety seconds from now brawl that old. Some. All the stars up in the sky. So. Donald. Go out to the phone lines in I need a report Daniel, the Delage digital guru. I've been telling people that we're going to have this new studio up and running when this happened. Oh, wow. I mean fatter day. I'm hoping if the stars align I get the IP addresses, you know, into the barracks system ban will be during the show on Monday. Even main the Baruch system in IP. There's like in pretty easy stuff that should already be done. Yeah. I I agree with you, boss. I think that to their little boxes they don't have any screens or anything like that. You play your headphone saying it tells you a number he go onto your router plugging that number and pretty complicated. But I mean, it should be just easy. I think you should just hit a button should work. But then work like that. And then Comcast that's my router locked up because they don't want you messing with it anymore. So I have to talk to them seats all market for me. Okay. Well, have they? So we're going to fight and epic Lord of the rings battle against Comcast. Or? But you think Sunday. Oh, you know. I said calm class. Comcast we suddenly see me. And cut me off the there with. Yeah. Yeah. I think they're all right. Yeah. I think I think they're easy deal with I got a call this guy. I think his name was Travis. Okay. Anyways. I got a call him on on the fees there on Saturday to switch over some stuff. But it should be pretty simple took me forever to get set up the other day. So the new studio Sunday. Yeah. I'm feeling pretty strong about that. Yeah. So I sent you down for some training and Austin house going, it's going great. Chiefs down Scott Braddock. But I think he's pretty busy. You say wherever there's case, oh on fire is where Braddock will be. He's a case of guy. Not achieved guy. No, there's no such thing as cheese dipping in Austin Austin, getting a little bit more, California, man traffic. Here's awful, are you you can't do burn off in. Right. So what are you doing? Oh, we actually took our car down. Okay. Driving around. I'm actually in the car right now. Sabas driving. Doing a pretty good job. A pretty good job. Yeah. I would stay. She's definitely a better driving. You know, Lubbock drivers are awesome drivers when you got. I would think Lubbock drivers. He awesome drivers. It's a little crazy over here on the loop in this is always my gripe with the loop, whoever engineered Luke, Indiana and in university, you inner before you exit, and then Quaker and slide you exit before you inner. Yup. What were they thinking? And if you missed that exit slot, it's gonna take a while to get back to it. Yeah. You ain't getting back. No you with me. Right. This is coach PO. Hey, what's up? Daniel. Are you doing? I'm good. How's your shoes? Going great. Yeah. It's an old. Dane, Dan you. Oh, yeah. The kid got Vance for LA Rockin. Yeah. You know, that was actually like a state borrow campaign by ban it worked. Yeah. It totally did what stage campaign can we do for the other side of Texas? Campaign. Let them on Dan, we need to think tink that deal. Yeah. Definitely maybe something where you get capital pizza. And you just like toss it on your roof. I don't think that's that's not a good use of capital pizza. Well, I mean, they hold is the sky. He's like twenty two. Okay. That experience some things. It's okay. We'll we'll get a pass on that. Kind of a maybe it's like you answer the phone, but he just use Google translate. The whole time sounds about right now. Have you seen any Lomb scooters running around Austin you now this is a bird scooter place is it now. Yeah, I've only seen bird scooters. They they don't like limescale can you? Imagine the division that portable scooters are causing all over the state all over the nation. Well, isn't it crazy that they passed that late legislator that overrode the local ordinances on ridesharing and the scooter situation, right? Yeah. Added sign that. I wish I knew the numbers. I think Jay my. But yeah, not off the top of my head scooters big already for me. Well, I was reading about the wind scooters and how they're catching fire and they break easily so far. Ars in Lubbock from scooter not heard of it. I can imagine one succumbing to the weight of a large male such as myself, though. Thanks for keeping yourself in that sense. I'm upstanding from it. Okay. Skate or guy. No, I'm sure they are Longboard. Yeah. Okay. Okay. That's what I did. You know in college. It's got the scars to prove it. Yeah. My ankles are messed up. Okay. So Sunday is when we're going to start doing this yet. They're all right counting on you here. Daniel the digital guru counting bear, well have fun and Austin all expense paid hope. It's all good. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you, your manhood talk to you later till SABA, we sail low. Mud, but. Yeah. So Daniel the digital guru chicken. You kind of exciting everything that happens after the show ins, he's responsible for all really. Yeah. All right. So all the social media so everytime. Kudos for that. I don't know. How long? Yeah. No. That's still do that. No. I mean, it's all profits from the show. Well, we we're into creating jobs here. I'll see. Yeah. It's kind of fiscal conservative. I am. That's such a thing. You're doing. Yeah. You're welcome man. I guess. Yeah. So we want to do some union argon to play some say this in the show, but we went to get into some coach, Paul news. You've picked out some news items that are of interest to you that you'd like riff on. Yes. Some some some that have taken place within the recent year. But I wanna. Follow up on and get your thoughts on it. Okay. And then some that are that are new, okay? Coach POS news. Let's cute. Coach poked from the studios, buddy. Holly famous other side, Texas, coach your news items that you'd like to get into. Well, I've never been one to think this way or two probably act out this way. But Mark Roberts a name that rings a bell for you know, he considers himself a performance artist. And for the last twenty five years has been doing a certain art form care to take a gander at that nude art nude art is exactly right. Oh, yeah. Five hundred and sixty plus times, he has street at major events sporting events races five sixty the Super Bowl you name it. He has let it go. So to speak. Where's this got from? He's from Liverpool. Okay. So I get maybe that explains something, no. Offense to my friends from Liverpool. But he's been at the Olympics. He's been it champion league soccer games at Saint volts last race. He found an opportunity to streak across a field completely coming. You hit she. Yeah. Three Xu's on. Okay. But other than that. Now few sucks, and that's it. I don't even know if yet socks in. But one time he ran by David Beckham Beckham, just smiled. You know, if you did that at a tech game that rusty wit. Dude would tackled him now take him down. Yeah. You don't you don't do that. So I don't know how many successful times he had in Texas. But I do know of the five hundred sixty only convicted of a crime twenty four times in they must not be bad crimes. Well, maybe I guess maybe it's just they see it as a small offense. No, well, any who has three kids that have all tried to get him to stop doing it. But he considers it an art form twenty four different countries. He's done this in. He's only is four percent of the time. He gets arrested. So what happens the other ninety six percent of the time? He just runs in the tunnel in the bathroom backup change clothes. I guess so slap on the wrist. He did it at a curling event in the Olympics streak in currently in Russia, the two thousand six Winter Olympics, so Torino. Okay. Just kind of sounds like a weird, dude. But I mean, but you can be weird. But if you're getting away with it ninety six percent of the time. Right out figured something out for sure what else she got coach. Well, another thing that I thought, you know, we live in Texas, and it is still still deer season. I guess rat till or is it over. I'm not the most avid untie. I think I just guide. I think I meant to bring this up yesterday. But I did a lot of research to get my new shotgun. And I got an ethica model thirty seven named after the year where they started making it the pump action feather light and it sheets like a dream. Well, but it's like the deer knowledge. I would've sat out imagine sewing that. Yeah. Well, anyway, in in Missouri. David berry junior has been poaching quite a bit of hundreds of deer. These would be considered trophy deers conservative agents or put a stop to Surrey. I guess so he. Would not he would not have got one hundred deer in Texas. I can promise. All right. Basically just killed for their heads and their bodies were left to rot, which is huge waste of an animal. Somewhere native American is crying. That's for sure. So part of his punishment that he's going to have to follow through. With is. He's going to have to watch the movie Disney movie Bambi once a month for his one year sentence. So it's gotta watch twelve times twelve times you should be able to quote it by the end of of the time. And I guess that the judge in the trial in the case felt like that would get him. I wonder if they elect judges in Missouri. But they do I'm sure that I'm on some level into Uranus, Missouri. Not that I can say, but I have I think of driven by it because share has Mewa sh has family in Kentucky, and you know, with three boys in the car. That's a car you're gonna play every time. Yeah. Because they're the signs there on the major honor states. Running through. I think it's this far to Uranus. No. It's uranus. Fudge factory. Yes. That's exactly right. That has exactly this comes from your Uranus. That's right. Because I I can remember the boys having quite a heyday on that. Yeah. The best fudge comes rain. There's also a French is plant along that track that I thought was you know, when you think about French is you think about the onions on the green bean casserole and mustard not to think about the mustard. Oh, really is it the mustard factory off? They they make a bunch of stuff if wrenches. This guy's going to watch main b twelve twelve times. It sounds like you think on on months six that. He's clawing the door to his cell begging, not to have to go watch Bambi for a sixth, Tom. How does this other guy streak in only get caught four percent of the time? But this guy. As watch Bambi twelve times. I'll tell you what those little Disney movies that some crazy town whenever you really get into. That was some graphic stuff that we grew up with. No, it's all like protected DreamWorks everything works out hunky Dory in the end. But like the elephants on parade in Dumbo. Yes. That's some hallucigenic stuff that could have only been made by the greatest generations children. That's for sure. That is what else you got? Well, one other bit of news. And this this is back in April. But you you and I having grown up in west, Texas, especially probably frequent the Mexican food places quite a bit. You know, my go-to it roses is a number fourteen with chicken fajita with caso this prison guard for about the last ten years techs in Texas had been stealing one point two million. It was really closer to one point three million dollars worth of fajita me. First of all how big of a refrigerator does he have? And second of all he so minimums second of all it kind of reminds me of a local story from here the summer, but how does a number get that high before somebody realizes what's going on? He must be like catering all the football stadiums. In must have like fifteen fire discount in his backyard. He he got fired. This ya won't he gets caught. Because one of his delivery guy's calls. The cafeteria or I guess the head of the food services of the prison in says, you're eight hundred pounds. Did you hear me eight hundred that's like three of me eight hunt? Well, maybe two and a half. Pounds of fajita me aren't gonna make it this time that we didn't order fee order to feed we didn't have to me. He's like, oh, no. I've been sitting Vida meet there for the last however loan busted says like a year ago. So Mr. Esca meow won't say his first name just because I e Killick it up respect. Sure for the if the heat abandoned fifty three years old will now go to prison to pay back his one point two million dollars. What's the street? Value of one point two million dollars worth of aid. I don't know depends on how they're seizing. This is true. And and who's cooking them one million dollars worth of the haggis, but he's gonna go to jail for fifty years and just to add on the t they ended up finding him ten thousand dollars on top of that's like one delivery. Breaking bad breaking bad. Fajitas heat is. Well, we appreciate the the news from you could report, listen, we're gonna herbs news to me. That's news. Coach co hey, get into a break here and get back with you. Mike this organ talk about some technology things you need to know about and get him in studios. Now see with you hear about the two minutes season. Some texts get into but first we wanna get to our friend, Mike, bazaar bizarre solutions and talk some technology going to be hard to follow up. Coach POS news. Two months. It can be done. I think czar can do it. Hey, how you doing Mike bazaar? Good, man. He just drove through hell and back to get here. Well, we missed it. Luckily, but it was what New Year's day or whatever they basically shut down parts, I forty because a bad visibility and snowstorms and you were driving. We were in. We were in Arizona. Arizona canyon. It was twelve degrees. So real nice and more good trip. Dad? It was fun kids liked it. But here's the thing. I forgot one morning like I just didn't click in my head and lesson learned parenting lesson kids don't cope, and so we got out of the car. It was sunny. It was about eighteen at the time. So we bundled the kids coats up and they had like lily our three year old had little like tights on. And then jeans on over that we had snow pants, and we just didn't put him honor. Because we thought will be walking around in the sunshine in bad idea should with no pants, lots of shadows. There. Let's as soon as she started getting cold. It was all over it. Yeah. Meltdown city. They just don't cope with a will. And so we end. End up going into the gift shop for a few minutes and warmed up, and then we put her snow pants on and went for a little more wandering around the rim. And while we did that she was great. And it we got even colder down to twelve by the time, we got back to the car, so anyways, but the roads were were a good shape. But here's here's a -tective for you. I didn't air zone five one one and New Mexico five one one both of them have websites. I'm sure other states do all the road conditions everything that was going on up to date, and you know, every ten fifteen minutes. So we were able to see that. Is there a Texas five one one? I don't know if there's a Texas five one, but there is a Texas roadmap. And if you go out you can look Tex dot road conditions. If you Google that you can find a map little show, y'all the road conditions because I could see how there wouldn't be no techniques Kaolin, and it's big. But it's not I don't think it's called five one one. I think it's some different thought Santa Ana in then the depression and then the dust bowl we've been fighting a lot of adverse circumstances. So you're on your own whenever it comes to ROY who. Right. Yeah. Just go figure it out. So no, you they've got. So tell me what this is about. Because I spent some time with my mom the day after Christmas. She gets his Email might czar. And I should've just called you. But it was a day after Christmas. So I did you favor and not calling you. But she got an Email saying that she had bought a forty dollar app in. It looked like it was from apple in it wanted her son on into confirm the purchase. It was like a warning from apple then you've bought this. Are you sure that you bought this? You just gave your kids in new ipad. Did they mean to click that, you know? I mean that that's the problem. I'm always thinking. No. You know, my granddaughter got new op-ed, I didn't pay for it. But I'm sure that somewhere thin the Romar. But that's a big scam going on right now is that you get an Email from it looks like apple and it's a PDF attachment for the receipt. So it looks like illegit. And there's a couple of ways you'll see the PDF actually is a virus in it, or they'll put a Lincoln that wants you to sign in with your apple ID. And now the have your apple ID, so they can go log into your apple account, and do whatever they want to do with it, and they really by apps, and then they may log in by, you know, I tunes gift cards and Senator themselves, but it makes sense because the app that mom got the Email from was for forty dollars, which is enough to make you worry that way. I didn't buy that this. It's not two dollars. Well, I just won't mess with it. It's not a hundred dollars. But it's forty and that, you know, the begins to I've gotten them in the past from Amazon that it was like you just bought a three hundred dollar book like a kindle ebook way. Overpriced that makes you want to react to it. So again, don't click the links in it, go go log into Amazon opened the Amazon app on your phone. Whatever you've got. And then go look your order history. Not there through your apps on on apple yet. Go through your ads or don't go. Joe echo long Email. Yeah. Never used. The links in the Email. All I did was said here's the number two apple care column in that works, and they press delete the Email. It's a bogus thing. Yeah. They did. They told her in the end it was, but I think a lot of people in this probably aged him. Oh that they dig into there. And and and this goes back to like all the dark web stuff, we talk about right? I mean, some of this is just a shotgun approach, right? Literally costs them tiny tiny amounts of any money to send out all these mass yet your dark web checked by Mike bazaar, coach my need to. Yeah. Least a month. I'm on it. So I was kind of trying to avoid entry. Void it posted. A an article on our Facebook page today on the bizarre solutions Facebook page, just a two and a half minute video, but it was a security researcher fooling around on the dark web. So if you want to go see what a dark web marketplace looks like go finer Facebook page watch the video it's really anti-climactic. It looks kinda like Amazon movie called dark web seems like there should be. It's part of Reckitt. Ralph opening. Ralph breaks the internet boiler do that seen it. You my kids come on. Let me that's just part of the movie. My kids went and watch N lead riff on this for a second get it. We must have spent three hundred dollars on movies over the internet. I mean over the holidays he have got on the dark web prime bought those for cheaper. Story or or gone to the videotape rental store in Abernathy, Texas and spent like twelve dollars it. Also, the gas station earn was okay it was next to jolly Roger Burnett. Of course. It's not there anymore. There's like one blockbuster left in America in Alaska. Okay. But back to the point at him, which I can't recall what it is. But I'm going to act like I can't because I'm hosting the show. Three hundred dollars. This kids are living hog. Yeah. Movie. What we'll go watch this one. Yeah, it's crazy how much movies cost anymore. But here's a I think is good because we have Cinemark USA Cinemark seen their movie club, it flawed constantly the movies, but it's like nine bucks a month, and you get one free movie and it rolls over. So if you don't use it it just rolls of the next month. So as long as you watch a couple movies year actually pay for itself, and then you get twenty percents off while your concessions. So Father's Day shea in the boys got me, your why my wife introduce you got me a movie pass. It's from the company called movie pass it out of the gate was great. I went to any movie I wanted to you check in. They put the movie on a car, you swipe the card pays for your movie. And they're like, oh crap. We're going broke. I guess he didn't they shut it all down for and then I could like go see the movies. Nobody wanted to go. See those were the only ones I could go see really. And so I was like I'm not using anymore. And so. My wife's cancel it. I was like. Okay. Well, now, that's like you can go see three a month. Oh, yeah. Which to me, I'm I that's better than nothing. But I'm thinking about the Cinemark deal because there's other perks to that as well and session discounts and Cinemark is here. I I'm sure if you didn't have a Cinemark nearby ABI worthless. But yeah, for sure. Yeah. So we got Mike bizarre bizarre solutions. Coach PO join us here. Hopefully, be a regular fixture here on the program. Speaking of friendly concession prices. Get this Texas Tech starting Saturday. I don't know how much the beer is going to be. They have not announced that but the foods. Yes, -nificant you can get a hotdog for two dollars Nacho 'Grande show Grandes. We just went to those which is like some bacon bits in think. She polyps. Opinion in boggled, hoping Solano's, and but the forty six ounce popcorn two dollars. So we just spent twenty dollars at the UT Rio Grande valley game per beer, non per beer, just for like popcorn a couple of cokes and a coke in a popcorn twenty bucks. It's frigging ridiculous mocking word the new president mascot of UT Rio Grande valley. No, I don't Caros. Yeah. I was kind of fixing a follow up your movie deal with Mexican cowboy. But the movie sell beer now. So why have they not gone down on their concession presses? Because they don't want. They don't have to. Yeah. They know. So here's the other one to two reel this back in just a bit is if everybody out there could police stop posting a stupid post on Facebook, that's claiming your privacy rights it. You did isn't real. It's silly. I've seen going around again where people copy and post, and they say like, this is my declaration all my stuff rights done. They're baked you nothing's private anymore already. So I mean going they have a Facebook privacy center really worried about it going your Facebook privacy center because they do their settings in there where they can use your face and adds to your friends and things like that. And if you don't say, no, they will because it gives more buying. Yeah. They're selling ads. It's sagoes. Jane privacy settings James texting in this segment. How much were we'll be at the tech game. I don't know. I've just sent that text out to some folks. Who would we'll see if they get back with over under six bucks? I was said we could safely say under fifty dollars Cowboys game. A pint is nine bucks holy cow. And they take the lid from you won't take it out of the stadium. So you get it in a souvenir. Cupper? I'm going to say that they're going to sell sixteen ounces for six dollars. That's I think that's a good maybe seven because they're in the subsidizes stuff. Yeah. I think that it's no surprise they go I'm gonna go six fifty prices right it and just try to undercut the seventy I'll go into the game on Saturday. Yes. Thinking about it. All right, either gay as the tickets, still filled out Stilton. Okay. We got a phone with the students gone and everything up sold out buddy sold out might bizarre. What else so just be carefully scams? Right. I mean, there's just a bunch of them going around, and it's easy Amazon. Apple UPS tracking numbers where they've got attached scam behalf. Behind the today's the last day before everything goes public is that just because people enjoy getting people worked up. Yeah. I think there's also there's air, right? There's a couple of things that could be. It's just somebody's doing it. Because they think it's funny that everybody's doing it. The other thing is if you post it in its public, then they can use Botts to crawl the internet looking for the words of that comment. And so it gives them something to search for. And then they find your profiling off of that which that should be real profile, and then they can back up, and do it the other thing it tells people if you do it, and they find you that way is that you're gullible because you believed it in clicked it and did it. It is analogous fan targeted starting private messages. No, it's just posted on people's walls. Okay. So I don't know where it came. It makes it really easier for the people who correct me if I'm wrong. This is not my expertise. But the people who want to copycat you makes it really easy for them to go and set up a fake account as you until they just Mark you up as global for the future. Mark one up for the team. So I just this show and people don't appreciate this. Because they don't see what we're doing in studio. They will it Daniel the digital millennial is right. And we get the studio reset by Sunday a new studio the to bring you out to Mike bazaar, excited undisclosed location. So I don't want to have my Ruger sitting here while we're on air. But. You said we're going to the game. Sorry. Okay. So so gonna now I'm in okay fries. But what was down about an I had this thing studio. Yeah, it was talking about being online, and we're talking about the scan public private thing. So I got this new ipad without consultant, you the new one brand new bad move. Good move because I have the twelve inch pan. Everybody's like that's the biggest pain ever saw. But it's where I do almost show notes on as you can see. So here's here's what I tell everybody. And and I feel like a believe this pretty strongly, Android, tablet, suck ipads, are the best tablets out there. I generally don't like a lot of apple stuff because they lock it down so much, but I would save you get a tablet the ipad the best way to do it. So you good man jumping in so early. I if you yeah, I don't think apple works this stuff out. They they very rarely does apple have big hardware problems. They had they known today in stocks. That's because people are buying the phones, I've had this China L, and well in China, they're going to get banned because you know. The in patent infringement or whatever. But so they're trying to who is apple Qualcomm, one of the guys claim something goal cider trading here with others news on it. But anyway, so they're they're trying to get up blocked because they sell a lot of iphones. But I think some of the two is just loyalty, right? If it is designed in California. It's that's all. Have you seen like all these people trying to copy of this like you get a dumb cable or something designed in California? They're trying to be all super cool say apple took a dive because people's upgrade cycles or longer on iphones. They they work. What do you mean? Upgrade cycle. So used to be once a year new iphone came out people bought it now people wait year and a half two years because I think that apple has lost their edge. Like look at the X, which is a year old versus the ones that just came out. And what's the big difference? It's faster. But there's it's there's no whizbang, right? There's not I gotta have these cool new features. And I honestly think also phones are fallen into that and movies different though. Who cares about kids to kids are buying an iphone? Right. I did I bought the X. And then right after that they came out with like the, but you didn't buy the X because of your kid mall day emojis you bought the X because he needed a new iphone? How old is your phone before that it was a seven zero two years? I'm running. This surplus six s plus in it does what I needed to it. So that's what apple just there. Those up your game plan. No, facial recognition hydration. My face changes so much though. So it wouldn't work for me. Get locked out. What I mean? I shave last night. Okay. Well, if you could see it's it's like four inches. Yeah. They they say I have a face for radio. So. Yeah. Okay. Hey bazaar, stick with us. Because we need you to be the judge Judy. We're gonna to place a master debaters. And when when she you to be the judge might bizarre, how can people get? So we talked about all this scam stuff, but you work mostly with commercial at mostly help. Folks. Do what would business man, we make your IT simple? Right. That's hassle-free IT. That's are a little bit of a tagline. And so like, you know, you have IT issues in your company your computers are running slow. You aren't sure what to do you're worried about cybersecurity. Whatever the case is that's what we're there for we sell computers in hardware. But you know, they can reach him where eight oh, six eight five three seven seven five seven or bizarre solutions dot com. Even if you misspell it if you Google it were the only one like that's what we do. So just Google bizarre solutions doesn't matter if you misspell if you log onto the other side of Texas. Or other sudden Texas dot com, you can find this. I didn't even need that hint. From you. Hey, you're gonna get into a break in place, a master debaters with coach coming up Ringo Huntington. Enjoy this Robbie Keane. See back here Wicky. Gringo? Today. Now, my friend coach PO you not gonna play a little game of master debaters. You're going to take the four position I'm gonna take the against position on whatever. Caught up pull out. Here's the dick DC the deck. Yep. I see in all of its wonder gate here. We go. Pull it you're taking the four dot it. I'm taking the against. I'm taking the against. Naps are a waste of your day. That's your position. Yes. They are. Naps are essential. That's my position. Go naps are a waste of your day because you can do so much more than taking an app and people say if you just get a quick power nap that you'll be able to do so much more during the day. But my stance is if you can get a quality seven to eight hours, a not you should be plenty prompt for the day. So what's it leave you with seventeen hours that you gotta be affective? And you got to go all the way. And you can't just how about this. How about you hardcore? You wanna be hardcore? You gotta live hard core. And maybe you go eight hours, and then you take a little thirty minute nap. And then you get up and then you get right back at it. You're returning those invoices, you're getting your lighten up your employees ease day Daniel the digital millennial. You're saying, you know, I slept on it. And you can't say that overnight because you say he slept. Over it. I slipped on a slipped on it in this way. Like, eight hours, whatever I slept on it for twenty minutes in this is what I think you can't make those gametime decisions unless you just take the midday power net twenty minutes man, then you get the nap hangover in the rest of your day shot. They're often you get to rim sleep in thirty minutes of nap. Never that implies ever got a room. Well, I think that the productivity is coming from the longer stretch of sleep in most people if you sleep too long again up getting that nap hangover, and then your productivity said was on his out the after thirty minutes, you're fine. You get up in your back at it. More than thirty minutes. I think right at thirty minutes. That's the debt to me qualifies. A nap. I just think there could be so much more to be done. Can I interject here? Like, what's twelve minutes? Is that a does or an app that that's just being out of it? That's just checking your ear. I'm sitting you're intentionally line fours on -ly, thirty minutes. And then you're just lighting it up your light in the world on fire. I just don't see it. You whether you say might bizarre. I I have to -gree with you like if you get the short net and don't get the hangover. I think that you can wake up and go again today at the hangover. It means that you're sleeping eight hours before the means, you're we didn't take a nap you try to take a midday. Yes, or no, we ain't Europeans here. Here. We go. That's obvious. This are pointless is your point of view, this a revolutionary my point of view. I think vest to a wardrobe basically just say you're not real confident with what she got on. Maybe you're not sure with what your wardrobe should be. So you bring in the vest to distract from the new shirt that she got for Christmas, or you know, what's the point of even having a Noshir it on if you're just gonna put a vest on to cover it up. It's not like you're wearing the vest for warmth. There's no sleeves to it and the warmest part of your body's in your car. So it's not like that vest is going to do that much good. Where's the jacket? So you're gonna jacket your argument is functionality. Yes. Yeah. Which is week. Our aunt obstetric. I got three were not just functionality. But a static. It's not appealing of got three words for you. Robert Earl keen oh, gosh. There you go. And if you guide on if you got on just the right kind of. Muted jacket on the suede jacket, and then the rid in black. The red and black jacket underneath like a muted rid, and then you're blue jeans, and that's my deal is that in west, Texas. You don't wanna see guy walk around slacks because that guys not accustomed of dirt. But if you really want to do it up, right? You got to be wearing the jacket with the vest, and they'll be G L B J hat like I do or. But you can totally pull off the vest with jacket in west Texas in. That's why I'm Scott. I am a this guy. Make make no doubt about him. Yes. I can tell today in your Texas Tech hoodie, but I will say that this really look good on biker. So if you're not a backer, you probably don't need to be wearing of s make the on some level in and here's the classing promote insecurity this. You can put in the little the pocket square that matches just suddenly with the best not wearing a tie. You're just wearing your don't wear it. If you need an eighteen, oh, I need like twenty two. And then you've got on the best underneath your dress for success. You can you can cross over both ways you'd be common. You can be board Ken that guy, and he do it all in this jeans boots jacket. Mike bazaar. I, you know, this is tough for me. 'cause I honestly not. Invest guy. But from the games perspective. I get a better argument, Mr. j Leeson. All right. I'm sorry. Let's do censor button. We might need it every last one. This is double or nothing. Your four I'm against adults playing in bouncy houses are joyfully rediscovering their youth. That's your position or sad. That's my position. May I think when you look at the bouncy houses of today, our kids adults are h we didn't get that when we were kids. And so relieving your your childhood is great. It's a white better alternative than trying to relieve your childhood through your children, which is a big problem today. So if adults are using a bouncy house versus their own kids. I mean who needs to jump on their own kids? Right. So I'm saying bouncy houses promote the youth of adults in such a way that they're able to reimagined thing. It's like the Mary Poppins returns movie that just came out. It's reliving my childhood all over again. What I'm hearing. You say it is that balancing houses are remedial to not be an uncle Rico. That's when I'm hearing you say. Tell you me tell you what balancing how's it? Tell me are so sad for adults. Because what's the saddest thing? You can imagine something build with air in. It collapses on young children who believe in. What is presented to be the most safest secure environment were playing here. We're having a great time or jumping in our socks in all of a sudden, we're meeting sudden death because a guy who's way too fat to being a jumpy house is trying to remediate his youth trying to live in an effective way in front of his children, like they're more effective ways to live out your childhood in front of your children instead of collapsing bouncy houses in bringing sudden death on nine eight year olds at a time. I can't think of a more traumatic experience will perhaps the gentleman that was supposed to stake it down properly didn't do his job. Well, perhaps. But you've already made the case for that guy said, hey, you're only jobs have put this up for like. I'm pretty sure if I'm in a bouncy us, it's not going anywhere anytime, I see a guy in the bouncy house. I think loser because that kit that guy's about her children. And he's having the time of his life. Might was are, you know, this is hard. Because Jay the passion the passion. But I knows but I have to on the bouncy house I've been in. Bouncy houses basketball, dolts can get lives can be wet. And they all they all collapse on the big fat guy. Else? No, I've seen plenty of YouTube video. So that are awesome actually seen the YouTube warning in effect back of YouTube warning, not only will all your public information be disclosed, but you will also bring children to the risk of death. If you participate in jumping houses in it, the first one, I think is focused the second. I think is a good public service announcement. And it's coming from YouTube. So it's got to be from Facebook. Oh, so it has to be fact for the. Yeah. If you're going to do that Facebook coach, I think people it's not I will me this gotta be the right, bouncy house, right? If it's a little rinky-dink mouth. Yeah. Then you get you fat. But loser loser. But that's when all balancing houses are no those big like, obstacle course Belsey houses. Now, we're right now adult should do when you're talking about like a six foot by six foot, bouncy house than maybe we should have been more specific than it. Now. Now, I think but if you're talking about like the ladders. I think even the big ones to do when you get to go and pretend like you're warrior ninja in one of those bouncy houses in. No, you're not gonna die doing it. That's the best but do eight-year-olds. No, no land on them. It's okay. Yeah. It's always there. I mean, so you did you took away this. I think because I think in my head he's going big bouncy houses of today. Obstacle. Obstacle course ones. I think that yes. He's all about it. I think you just turn their re compensates for. But by passion, you'd win is. I mean, you know, jas dot lots of Pat anytime, I see dead in the bouncy house. I think waste on passion veto probably should've went to would get going on the side dad, you're trying to impress people. Why? Hey, somebody who's impressed me is Lubbock county. Judge knock can't come county. Judge Curtis parish gonna be with us on the show tomorrow in maybe we participate in the new studios this week. Weekend. We'll see here on the other side and come on Daniel two thousand eighteen what's called a lead law sheer Tron invests in the program, and we'll see what Daniel comes up with C. Look forward to being with him in the undisclosed new studios for Mike bizarre bizarre solutions. Prochet him coming out for Daniel the digital guru. Appreciate him joining the program and coach PLO. Appreciate you coming on coach Bo enjoyed being here. We're going to close out this edition in get you Curtis perish on the program tomorrow. See right here gonna get home. Gotta get home. Great family, above average dinner. I just saw what I need to pick up on the way home. 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Ross Ramsey + Dr. Jason White
"This out tax history has in place. Only Texas Justice rules case, they don't like it down love it. They say we're all round. Subtext is all. Oh. Hey there. Thanks for tuning in and tell the friend that you hang on here on the other side of Texas, the little show that could little outpost on the cap rock making headlines cross state, and it's all because of you. And because you come in hang out here with us. So glad you do your host Jay west, Texas Leeson rolling along here. Dr Jason white in studio here to referred to as doc as we roll along in the studios or buddy, Holly became famous Waylon Jennings. Smoke some stuff that does less them soot on the walls. Not sure exactly what that was broadcasting from the racer car wash studios race car wash voted love excess wash five years running stop into one of five. Convenient locations across a hub city for the best wash around guaranteed racer wash dot com. Doc white lift that Mike up towards your face about six inches away. Away. Let's get into it. How are you? I'm good. How are you gonna have? Ross Ramsey call in here in about ten minutes from now in its mapra. Tune ity to he's mush rink. He's my Texas politics shrink just lay down on his couch. Ask them about what's going on. How this happened? How did that happen? What's going to happen? Ross Ramsey with all the questions and then after Ross Ramsey you, and I get into an along gated conversations on your political observations there. Yeah. It's been a while. Right. People people like the commercials my jingle. Yeah. They love it. Yeah. A message other day that said who did your jingle? Yeah. Bogart's bow Garza. So here's my thinking as we kick off the program. We need a new party in west, Texas. I am I am. So certain of that now, I get emails a lot about an old column. I wrote called the politics of place people who see their place and then their politics through it. And don't take up a nationalized idea. This. I think is dangerous dot by gets okay. To feel this way or that way about a congresswoman from New York or from California on in wig out about that. But whenever you start trying to find those people behind every Bush y'know every nook and cranny where you live in try to make let's say the mayor councilman or a Commissioner into those people now we're on a dangerous slope. Yeah. And I think we saw that a lot through the Obama administration Obama's behind every Bush in Lubbock in p. People just need your in that. And I think that it's dangerous reaction I so much. So that this week in avalanche journal. I'm going avalanche journal Amarillo globe. News. I'm gonna put up a piece that's an old piece of updated a politics place in it's gonna run in both of those markets in all the rural entities throughout and. This is how I start that old piece is a place carries in just think whether it be the rent what's the name of the ranch dot drop time drawl in my ranch. Yeah. Near post you've learned how it works. That's right. A animals of learn how it works in. Whether it be a rancher at the region. A place carries a continuity and knowledge in passes it from generation to generation how the place works. What makes it turn? When there's disruption in this continuity, learning transpires, by costly lessons of what the place will and will not tolerate such learning risk decline, perhaps demise in. That's how I start the peace and. So far as west Texan sit round than talking whenever. Whenever everything's driven from the state level in little whenever we're handing over on the state level, for instance, where were handing over bags of grain Pro Bowl of porridge that's not conservative because you aren't conserving an ear giving everything way. And that's when I think we see on the Republican side on the democratic side. I think there's a part in there where I say the Democratic Party has lost side of the middle class and his taken up umbrage in hyper focus on. Windy, Davis's, pink, jogging shoe, pink abortion, jogging shoes, the green new deal, and cultural liberalism, and those are the light. When was the last time? Let me ask you. This dot was last time. You went to a Lubbock county Republican party of Vince never. And I think a lot of people would sit on none. I I mean back in the past. I used to be actively involved and wanting to be actively involved in the Republican party. But. But it's not that. They just don't follow the same mindset and thoughts that you. And I share. And I think a lot of people, and that's why like at their annual within there's like seventy five people. Yeah. And there's no one finger to point there, though, I've got a couple of names in mind. But it's just what these political parties on the county levels have dwindled into is a national Lynn's on what's going on locally and people just don't jive with it. So guess what you got one Saturday a year in which you're gonna have your big annual event. And there's a reason why seventy five people show up on both sides. Right. Even though buying large the Republican party should have. I mean justed for the amount of people that vote Republican should should have several hundreds or thousands of people are actively involved in their local committee loss touch because they don't in. This is the point that I make is that did, you know of our top employers in Lubbock. Hold on. I'll pull this up. The majority are. Our government entities. In of that majority. I think some eighty two percent our government jobs now government, I say government. I mean, you MC I mean, Texas had. And the UC physicians network, but in that's not egg. By the way, that's non egg numbers that some seven or eight out of the top ten, and if you can't in this is my thing jas if let's say in another universe. Beddoe Aurore came into Lubbock and said you guys do a fantastic job with government. You've harnessed government. You make it work for you. People would say how so in all you have to answer three easy questions about how. So and we in Lubbock make government worked for us. There's no doubt about it in all these non like you started up eighty auto. How many nurses, how many teachers how many how many government employees have you had in call nurses? I don't mean to call nurses, government employees in. I think certainly every teacher goes to work everyday like every other professional, but how much of their paycheck is made up by Medicaid and Medicare in other government entities. Right. And I'm not meaning to put anybody's knows. I'm not I I don't mean to put anybody's nose in cal-, Patty. That's not the point. Because a lot of us here. A lot of us that are in business know-how Lubbock works. What makes it turn the KANU the knowledge that just mentioned and government does make Lubbock Lubbock never has a recession. No, I'm in the real estate business. Now, you're gonna radio show. Win win. Does Lubbock Windass Lubbock have downturn? It doesn't have a downturn. You know, why because of agriculture because a medical because of? Education. And if you don't recognize those facts, then you're blind. And if you're on the right, and you're like, well, we shouldn't have any government will shut Lubbock down the Morrow. If you're on the left anyone say, let's have overreaching government. Then that's not what makes Lubbock work love, it makes government work for it. And that's what you're the other side, Texas where you came up with that idea, right? From the beginning is to represent that new political party per se. Well, west Texas, crat Reese caught that two years ago. Remember? The west Texaco or the weather status Krant. Yeah. Yeah. For sure, hey, we're going to get into quick break getting more in with Jason white coming up doc white here on the program with us cliff Wilkes chiming in the text line doc white in the house. He is in the house in. Listen gonna get Ross Ramsey in after this quickey break six right with on the others. He is my Texas legislature political shrink he is Ross Ramsey. Glad to have them on the show with us now. Ross Ramsey how you doing buddy? I'm great, sir. How are you? I'm glad to have you back on for another edition of the program. So are a lot of other people. Let's start with. Let's talk about the secretary of the state usually a non political entity kinda stays out of the spotlight. But God in spotlight, tell us how and what's happened here. You know, it's a semi political thing. It's a gubernatorial appointment, it's the state's chief elections officer. So they're in the middle of all the elections, and politics and everything they're generally, you know, sort of gently satellite of whichever governor they're serving and in this case David Whitley was appointed by Greg Abbott to run the office after Rolando Pablos left. He's only been in there since December seventeenth he hasn't been confirmed yet by the Texas Senate. So, you know, everything was kinda coasted along, and nobody was really paying much attention to this. Because it's a very rare thing for someone appointed to be secretary state to be in any kind of trouble. But then a couple of weeks ago the secretary of state's office. Put out a press release saying that they had with some information that they got from the department of public safety and some information on their own compiles a list of about ninety five thousand people who at one time or another had been identified or identified themselves as non citizens, and who were also at another time or maybe at the same time registered to vote about fifty five thousand of those had voted and the suggestion was that they had a bunch of noncitizens voting in Texas. It turns out that there's a whole lot of things wrong with that list, including that, you know, these people could be processed through time, you know, go to the deep ES get a state ID or driver's license identify themselves at that time as non-citizens subsequently become naturalized, get voter identification or voter registration. And then go vote just like you're supposed to do. So the list wasn't cleaned up before they announced this and also referred it to the attorney general's office for possible investigation sent the list broken down into you know, counties to the people in charge of voter lists in the states two hundred fifty four counties, and that's where you would get a check in a final list that said, you know, in fact, here we've got you know, this person this one shouldn't be on the list this when shouldn't be on the list. This win should be on the list. So it's a big giant mess. The Democrats jumped into this and said you're trying to do voter suppression. And tell people that the shouldn't be able to vote and scare people away some of the Republicans can tax the attorney general, for example, said this is an example possible voter fraud and problems on the election rolls, and it turned into a big partisan fight. But at the bottom of it is this list that. It is by you know, by most accounts of flawed list. It's not a completed project. They don't know really how many of these people if any of them were non-citizens who were registered to vote and or voted so so David witless confirmation hearing comes up in the middle of all of this and he walked into partisan fire and went before the Senate nominations committee last week endured a couple of hours a really tough questioning mostly from Democrats. But also from a couple of Republicans, and that committee was gonna vote him out and for full Senate confirmation on Valentine's Day and the chairman or the chairwoman. Don, Buckingham state Senator announced earlier this week that they were just going to pause this and not vote this week, but it would come up later. So an indication from outside that, you know, they don't have the votes yet. Well, don't have the votes she has on Whitley wanted Pablo sip down. You know, he didn't leave at a, you know, he didn't say anything peculiar at the time. And it wasn't really a remarkable piece of timing. I mean, you know, the, you know, secretaries of state sometimes last a couple years most of the time they don't last that long. They don't stick around that long. The election was over, and you know, that's pretty normal inflection point for a secretary of state to step down. So that wasn't particularly unusual. And nobody said anything at the time a lot of people now. And you know, now that we know what was going on with this list, and everything and that had been going on for a while a lot of people are wondering what you just asked. You know, did he leave? And did it have something to do to his leaving has something to do with all of this. We don't have any evidence of that. Ramsay. My political shrink is I lay down on his couch and get my Texas legislature mind right with us here of what did you make L pass over the other night on Monday night. It was pretty clear that. To me that this is my inference in you start with this in shoot me down a Fini. Tune though, you will this is better Rourke versus Donald Trump twenty twenty is that how you made it out to be why bit a wrote make the efforts that he did it. It's a little bit that way, you know. I I do sort of wonder, you know, if you're in the White House, and you're looking at this, and you say, you know, what if we go down, El Paso, and do this and you play that out, and you talk to your, you know, you just talk to your political stats say what will happen? The idea that someone local will do counter event is pretty normal. Every time the president does want his Maga rallies. You know? There's there's always the, you know, the democrat, the Democrats, and whatever locality he's in do some kind of counter rally, and if you were thinking about that from the standpoint of the White House and several who would do it down there Beto ROY is the natural answer. If you did it in San Antonio, you'd probably get a counter rally from. Holy on Castro. You know, so on. So I think in some ways that, you know, the president wanted to make a point about a border wall. The L Paso county Coliseum. You know has been there for years. I grew up mostly no Paso, and it's right on the border. It's the old cow palace where they had all the where they have all the rodeos and everything and it's right on the border. So if you're gonna stage event like this, and in particular, if you're going to do it after you've mentioned crime going down and El Paso after the wall was built during your state of the union address. This is sort of a natural thing. And it also, you know, gives Beto a chance to shine. Now, why the president would want a rock to shine or whether he even cared. I don't know. But it you know, it they couldn't have are. They had to expect the head to expect the counter rally and had to have a pretty good idea who was going to run it. He won the night. You know, I don't know that anybody won the night. I don't know if this is one of those events anybody's going to be talking about in a week or not, you know, these things kind of go by it. You know, you had a president making his point about the wall, and, you know, in advance of the negotiations or in sync with the negotiations that were going on between the house and the Senate over this Bill that you know, could shut down government. It looks you know, at this moment could change, but it looks at this moment like this settled all of that. But he had a you know, sort of a classic rally. He, you know, rallied his troops around the finish. The wall idea build the wall idea he continues to maintain although local officials in L Paso, you know, flatly deny it Republicans and Democrats alike that the wall that went up in Paso cut crime in Paso, the police stats don't bear that out. But that was you know, that was his pitch, and he went down and made it better work came up as you would expect in defensive. El Paso, much smaller. He had a bigger crowd and a smaller audience. If that makes sense, I think more people nationally were paying attention to the president than to Aurora. But at the, you know, the reporters that we had in L Paso on the scene said that, you know, there were more people at the Aurora rally than there were in the Coliseum by by some number. It wasn't. That's what they say. Okay. So go ahead. So I, you know, I like, I say, I don't know that this is the kind of event that you're gonna remember as a, you know, the day it all started, you know, Beto Roker, whoever the democratic nominee for president is going to be has to run a gauntlet, and it's starting to look a little bit like what the Republicans didn't twenty sixteen and they're going to have a dozen or more candidates. And you know, I would I would be really hesitant to handicap how that race would go much less say Beto rox going to be the nominee. Been a Rourke will run as centrist. Or do. You think he'll run left of center? I'm not convinced. He's going to run for president. You know? I think there's still a chance that he runs for Senator does something else. And you know, if looking Cornyn, right? If you're looking at the field of candidates for president, you know, that's a big field has got a lot of big names in it. And you know, if you look at your odds, you know, you might want to do something else. I don't know that he wants to be president, you know, at the end of the day. I don't know that you know, you gotta sit down and really have a conversation with yourself about that. And I'm convinced. He's he's undecided. I'm, you know, I'm not gonna say that that's the majority opinion. But you know, I don't think until he says he's running that he's running Ross Rainsy with us here at Ross Ramsey on Twitter Ross tells about property taxes, and I've been told that the wills are off SP two that the loot. Tenant governor may not even have sixteen boats to bring it to a floor. What what do you think about SP two in first of depreciate you describing in Ross Ramsey in terms. What s be too is? So this is the property tax, Bill forwarded by the governor, the Lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house, it would require an automatic voter election. So voters could approve any property tax revenue increase greater than two and a half percent of your city or your county or your school district or any of the other entities. That charge sales are charged property taxes were to raise their revenue from property taxes. More than two and a half percent. There'd be an automatic election voters could say yes or no to it. The the local officials object to it because they say it would constrain them, and they wouldn't be able to deliver all of the services that they deliver. Now that could you know? Put them in a real bind that way, and they also say the state, you know, has gotten in the habit of sending them unfunded. Mandates chores to take care of that are expensive, and that the state doesn't pay for and, you know, at the, you know, their final argument, really or one of their arguments is, you know, the state outta mind its own business. These are elected officials they're responsive to their voters. The state oughta, you know, stay in its own lane. That's not really selling Willie. Well, at the capital two years ago, the house came in and said we ought to change the limit to six percent. The Senate came in and said it ought to be four percent. They couldn't negotiate five percent out of that for a lot of reasons. And then the governor came in and said what about two and a half percent. And that's where they're starting this time the Senate committee that looked at this. I passed it out. It's on it went over to the Senate. And there's a lot of resistance to two and a half percent. I think the idea of a revenue cap or revenue trigger whatever you wanna call. It probably has enough support in the. Senate. They're just at this point. They're just looking for a number to see what would work, and you know, it's early in the session. We're only twenty five percent of the way through the session. And you know, I don't think you can call anything completely messed up. You can just say, you know, the negotiations have begun. We have first contact. Creek that back during the Carter administration that the rates were at closer to four percent than they are eight percent now. I don't know the answer to that. I know that they change them to eight in the face of you know, it was part of a big big property tax reform that the state undertook and at the same time. That's when the state got rid of its own property tax, and they had this built in protection. So that if those revenues go up more than eight percent, then voters can sign petitions and demand an election. And if they get enough petitions, you know, the election is is a rollback election it happens. But it's pretty rare one of the arguments now is that eight percent is just too high. And and requiring those petitions is to burdensome, so it ought to be a smaller number, and it ought to be an automatic election. And those were kind of the two big provisions on the tax control side now eight percent, propose two point five. Look in your crystal ball. What do you think going to happen here? I don't know. I think something other than two point five they made a pretty good argument and committee for indexing this, you know, tying it in some way to inflation. So that you know that eight percent came from a time when eight percent was pretty much, you know, on the middle or low end of inflation people, you know, people my age can remember mortgages at fifteen percent or sixteen percent at the end of the Carter administration, but two and a court two and a half percent. You know, as we've said has a hard time getting enough votes in the Senate. You know, we don't know what the house is gonna do yet. But if you can't get it through the house and the Senate, you're going to have to raise that rate to something both sides can swallow, you know. Working on whether you got your documents opened on here to write about there's Monday Wednesday and Friday. Ross Ramsey writes in the now says peace there at Texas Tribune dot work. What are you working on? Working on taxes. There's a proposal in the works from state Representative from North Texas that would offer property tax cuts. You know, the Bill that's pending. Now doesn't have a cut in it. It basically says, you know, if they're successful with this their contention is that it won't cut your property taxes, but it'll make increases in the future. Smaller some members want some kind of cut and property taxes and to have any kind of pre Chaba will affect on your local property taxes on a statewide level. They've got a raise a ton of money. So they're proposing various existing state tax exemptions that they might get rid of. And maybe that money could be used to cut property taxes or to give people some actual property tax relief or on the front end of all these arguments about property taxes. But there's going to be a lot talk about before the legislature goes home around Memorial Day in favor. I have you. Whenever you write about. If you write about some of these guys, I've got knocked Jason white in studio who was a primary voter with me for Donald Trump. Whenever you run about some of these guys who now want Trump's border wall. Ross ramsey. Here's my one favor. I remember back whenever I voted for Donald Trump in that Republican primary was called liberal. I was called, you know, you're really would take crews. So you're not a real conservative. Now, the same people want to put forward billions of dollars for the border wall. Could you at least try to highlight that irony for us? You know, if I lied it and covering politics was highlight highlight ironies, that's all. I would do. That makes sense every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Texas, Tribune dot org. I'm gonna get up off your couch now, my shrink my Ross Ramsey shrinked. In look at the new way techs politics for making time as you do each week here, buddy. We'll talk to you next Wednesday. All right, talk to you. Ross Ramsey executive editor of the Texas Tribune there with us y'all get at one place, you get it from right here on the other side of Texas going to not ask you for your thoughts right now. Jason white get him with you after the break and go to that break now quickey break be right back with you. Good candidate talk coming up for you right here on the other side and text. Made you sail. Sanjay for something still care about. Now, he gets his proper introduction. He is Dr Jason white famous in the Torius thinnest here in Lubbock, Texas. Glad. Thank you. To join us here on the program in bring in October white because I think people enjoy to listen to the conversation. That's tune sue for the next twenty minutes or so just had Ross Ramsey on any takeaway thoughts. Ross ramsey. The takeaway was from you the fact that you brought up when we voted for Trump in the primary. Yeah. And how do you remember the criticism? We got that. We weren't conservative enough. Yeah. We were people wanna put billions of dollars into his border wall. That's right. Same people who are like oh year liberal. Yeah. Like, mama. Hell things chain thing that cracks me up about the whole El Paso rally is that first of all he said, well, MS the cloud, more applause. No. But Beto Beato, Robert whatever you wanna call him right that he had more supporters at his rally, and I go back to the pictures. And if you look on Twitter and Facebook, I think President Trump definitely had better pictures or photography of the type of people that were out there. But the only pictures I saw the Beddoe rally were barriers and walls set up for security for his rally, some irony there, and I think that, you know, if we want to get into the wall issue, you know, sometimes I just want Trump when he was in office with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and they're sitting there. I just want him say do you live behind a wall? You know, there's Sepulchre see there and they do live behind walls. They do live on security enduring the rally Trump's at I'm guilty. I live behind a wall. I live on the secret service. You know? And if you think about it, you know, I think that after two year what's it been two and a half years since we had our little show with oke Liffey. Right. And you know, we took a lot of heat for supporting Trump so early and but cliff was like a Rubio guy. Oh, yeah. That's always safeguard. I was with Rubio Rubio. Yeah. He he was planning to safeguard little Marco. But we see look how far we've come in those tuna fears right with all the the fact that Trump the day he got inaugurated into office. He was put into a corner Trump survivor, right and two and a half years later. He's sitting at fifty two percent approval rating, and that Pogos way back it's daily presidential tracking poll that is consistent. And if you look at it, it's very consistent with Obama, George W Bush, and the fact that he's had been hit so hard for. From all directions. The media the liberal left the collusion idea. The he's a racist. The building of the wall. The fact he's sitting fifty two percent means that something's going right in the middle of America. Not the far, right? Not the far left, but to you and half years ago. You would have never thought that the liberal left would be passing abortion bills or even talking about the type of abortion bills or passan? You would never think the green new deal would be an issue or even in conversation, look at New Mexico, and what's happening with them. So a lot of change since we've been with since we've had our show. Yeah main. I think it is surprising to a lot of people that if if there were ever a time in I started Showtime locally at there were ever a time for like Lubbock county. Democratic Party to begin to appeal to the middle. Now's the time in but you keep like we keep waiting for. Right. And I mean, you know after this. I think I'm done waiting. I don't think you do you do wait because when you have the type of voices that are out there. I mean, look at the New York congresswoman, I won't even say our name, you know, when she tweets something, she has fifty thousand plus lions, see AO, see, and she puts out this green new deal and the Hawaii Representative gets on national television the next day in his interviews. And they're like, you know, the tourism and air travel to your state your island is important. I never thought about that. But she still on the right track because of the emissions. Yeah. Base upon the air traffic, but they continue to fly their private jets and fly airplanes and go to all of their rallies. Beddoes rallying in El Paso. Oh, and they fly home to Hawaii. There's just such a hypocrisy amongst the party when it when it starts to fall far leftist as if it would if it fell far, right? You know in the Republican party, which Republicans have and I think we're Trump is winning in wise his approval ratings where it is is because after the elections November. I think he very much has a calmer tone considering what his tone has been the union was pretty cited. The union was good started the program by saying it's almost like your buddy who you've known your whole life. You've played ball with them you've race dome. You've done all sorts of things with them. And they sit down the grand piano based on the say the union the other night and sits down the grand piano in begins to play like he's Bach. And it's like, I didn't even know you could do that man. So he he does that. Right. And he did that during the. Out of the union. But yet the Democratic Party is like this crazy rave on the beach right now, and that's the comparison. And so I don't know. I think we have a president that understands that the border, and he's portraying it a lot better that the wall is a lot more than just a barrier. It's about the humanitarian crisis at Brennan Darby has been preaching for years south of the border south of border. Yes. But it's for years. It's been a humanitarian crisis and gaggy brand RV shutout Emmys, our friend and he starting to make moves himself. Yeah. Been talking about it. It's not just the problem is in again, I say south of the border. His big focus is always a hundred miles south border. Not just at the border or south. Lord alf. It's the problems that exist to the south. Hey, so you were featured in lots of national publications for being pro-trump. You helped a waitress a lots of people just go Google Jason white waitress in fund, why Trump supporter white tra- lack waitress. That's a media, portrays, it, whatever whatever come to fruition with it. Well, I still occasionally the good news is calm down. And after seeing what happened to what's happened to people that wear the red hat and how they're portrayed in the media today. It's amazing that two years ago, at least the media portrayed the interaction between myself a red hat wear. You know, make America great again hat walks into a restaurant this very progressive left and meets Rosalind who was a. Woman's March supporter and the media did a good job of getting our story out there. There's a lot of misleading things in there. Like, the great Brits. If you recall said, we were wearing cowboy hats because we were from west, Texas. I don't really own a cowboy hat, but you know, I still get emails. I had a gentleman call about three weeks ago to the office. It said that he just read this article about us he's from San Antonio just wanted to thank me. So, you know, during that time period, I received a lot of hate emails and a lot of threats, but also received a lot more kindness. Remember the threats, you know, white privilege row. Kill you all kinds of things I have all those emails, but it was nothing. Like what those kids went through. And what people are going through now. And and that's what it bothers me actually kids from the Catholic is yes. Yeah. Let's hang on Dr white, and let's get into another break. Get back in the US news observations. You wanna get into? We certainly wanna bring this a few fun things. Just a couple sick right here with us quickey break him with doc. White back up on your Wednesday, drive, home or your Wednesday episode here. You're listening right here on other side, Texas. Dr Jason white in studio with us the dock himself. Been so successful that he don't care elder say what he's thinking here on the program in the so doc, some new stuff that you looked through that you can't believe that you wanna get into start. I don't know utility. How is it? What do you think that with AO, see the congresswoman New York? What do you think Jodi Errington has to? I can't imagine busy prep. I can't imagine meeting knowing that you're going to go into room with the self proclaimed socialist, that's representing part of our country and the things that she throws out on Twitter and the way she conversations with news media. She contradict yourself. She doesn't even make sense ninety nine percents. And did you see our facial expressions during the state of the union? I mean, she was just mad about everything. But he got her up and clapping Oni at one time. Right. And I can't imagine Jodi Ellington who has by the way represented west Texas in a probably one of the I don't know. I'd consider him on the best representatives of of what we believe. He's classic. He's he believes in west, Texas. I think that when he's sitting in his chair, and he's in his committees. And. He's giving a talk on the floor of the house of representatives. He believes truly in his heart that he represents all west Texans, regardless of your political of you points. And the fact that I think about often could you imagine having to sit down across the table from someone like AO see who wants to get rid of Cal arts. I mean, that's true story getting rid of catalog together. Yeah. And yeah. Anywhere now today that was trending today. How the green new deal and and Brooks, Cory what's that guy into the New York Senator to ask me? Yeah. It's Corey the Senator from New York he tweeted today that maybe that's there's a good point to how much me Americans e Booker Booker. Yeah. I mean, he actually tweeted that. And so when you ask Ramsey about Beto would he run as a centrist? There's no it's not even worth him running right now because you can tell the, you know, the one thing that I did see where Joe Biden were to jump in and Beto became his VP running-mate routh the bat that may throw some kinks into the whole political election in twenty twenty. But I just don't think the Democratic Party is under the control of a centrist democrat. View agenda. You don't talk with some people today who and we'll bring this up again on Friday, some people who are in California over the course of this week in Hooghly on Castro came through and get this California. Democrats very unplaced with who the on Castro because he wouldn't take out the LGBT mantle that he wanted that. They wanted them to take up and would stick way from a couple of other issues environmental. And otherwise thinking, he's too centrist. It's crazy to me. I mean here we are. I remember John Wayne in the Cowboys, there ain't no other. They say it there ain't no Sundays west of Nevada on the leaves. How they put it. In in that context, you aren't going to get a whole why that cohesion between Texas and California. But they're thinking was that who he on Castro is way too centrist in? So as better roared, which is unbelie like this crazy like here like now Begnaud roared. No, cure O, barrow Beto. That's what I see. No, cure Beto. The the thing about betta that I see. And I don't understand is. He just says lots of different things. I don't think he truly has. We'll say this dot he came on with me. We sat down for about forty minutes. It's they're on our soundcloud on our podcasts, and we talked about the border in our remember asking him point. Blink don't you think the border is more of an ideological issue where your party wants inclusion at all cost. But here were asking them to exclude that maybe you can be defined more by what you are not than what you are in him handling that issue in saying, yes, we need to firm up the border in people who are here illegally need to be sent home. And you'll base upon Monday night in a just makes me second. Guess what? I was told face to face that. Maybe you don't believe these things. Maybe you think that? Not not only asylums, but others ought to be brought in when I think that's the majority of the democratic presidential nominees are people running for the nominee position of the democrat party. The most of them, you know, two years ago, they were four voting for billions of dollars for border security in the wall numerous times, they voted for that they were not for late term abortion. And I wanna talk about that. Then what's happening in New Mexico and New York and Virginia. I, you know, I know abortion is a tough issue for some for me. It's not I believe that life starts at the heartbeat and ends when heartbeat starts stops. Right. I always believe that. And that's my stance. But the fact that we're talking about late term in full term abortion, New Mexico. I'm from New Mexico, and there's two things that's going on in that state. They're run by. The radical left in my opinion. Now when the pass a Bill in the house, I guess got past it hasn't passed the Senate yet on full term abortion late at night. And then there's a Bill that was just recently presented in New Mexico where they're going to put a temporary ban on fracking and horizontal drilling. Oil wells in the state of New Mexico for four years is going to be brought onto the floor on March eleventh. I mean, that's extreme viewpoints right there, especially when southeastern Mexico northwest New Mexico generate eighty to ninety percent of all the states revenue. Imagine the number of jobs that would be lost there. And then you look at federal government and AO see presents. This trillions and trillions and trillions and dollar green new deal. I mean, it's just a wish knew more about it. But I don't. Which one the AFC thing because you've been doing a great job of representing the other side tax, free sheep, but you know, New Mexico. That's a big deal. Those are two that's a real Bill on the oil and gas industry that's going to be voted on by a Democratic Party that just passed a Bill to allow full term abortion. And what's to stop them from passing that Bill to stop the oil and gas industry altogether in the state of new Mexican now, the pushback is going to be intense from the federal government to with all the federal leases that are in the state of Mexico. Eddy county Lee county, which is were Hobbs artesia in Carlsbad are which that economics trickles down into where. The hub city. Yeah. You know? I twenty thirty percent of my patients, I know many of my doctor friend's that a lot of their patients come from southeastern Mexico and those economics trickled down, and they affect us when policies are past like that in New Mexico, but the abortion thing and that really bothers me. Yeah. I think what people does in. I think rightfully so in. I've been asking questions for long time for the longest time. Can you not be four the farmer and for the baby? Can you be like where where is that middle ground now in that's the middle ground that we need to forge doc white. Dr Jason white pre she coming in. I'm glad you invited me. Thank you. Yes. Gonna wall. Yeah. Good heavy back in here any parting thoughts. She got. I think the next couple years going to be interesting, and I hope to come back here and sit down and especially going into twenty twenty on my have to be on her a little more. Yeah. I think that's probably right. Hey, four now gonna get home guy to get home. Great family above average dinner waiting for me there at the Ponderosa. No games tonight. No it nothing else to do just gonna sit down dinners family. Oh, Texas is terrorist Oklahoma state important game. So you gotta sit down and watch that go. I got some things to do. God rod at some contracts. Maybe water real estate guy here the the real estate stuff rolling. So gonna get home. Gotta get home. Great family Defillo like an all out entrepreneur now are getting their little bit. It's just harder and harder to find time to sleep at night. Got a multitask him. We are multitasking. Hey, but that's what we do. Good west Texans until next time ray-ban buddies ray-ban will see a next addition tomorrow on the program, we have bazaar might bazaar gonna come in. We're going to do technology Thursay in then our friend. Fred Hardin on local economics and the housing market. Get him with Fred Hardin as well. Until next time Ravon buddies ray-ban, we'll see next edition of. Other side of Texas. 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